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benedict is resigning. tonight we're still trying to get our minds around just what this all means for the catholic church and the world stage upon which the pope wields such vast influence. for the last six centuries, the catholic church chose a new pope as it also mourned the death of an old one. not this time. pope benedict issued his stunning retirement notice, saying in part i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me. >> in centuries past, popes didn't live to this age. they died in their jobs. now the medicine has the ability to keep people going physically a lot longer than they may have the strength to do what is the most gruel jobs in the world. >> usa today reporter says with the pope stepping down at the end of the month, the college of cardinals is already lining up possible successors. according to retired american catholic the church will be looking for a new pope with perhaps the combination of the qualities it liked in the last two. >> i think they'll be looking for men who would have some of the wisdom of the pope bened
ahead, pope benedict gives a final address before he steps down as leader of catholic church. and the pilot makes a dramatic escape after his plane plunges into tampa bay. >>> it was a gray and drizzly day throughout the d.c. metro area. we have a return of sunshine in the forecast. i'll tell you more about that coming up after the break. here's a look at your wakeup weather. temperatures in the 30s to start out the day. >>> pope benedict will resign in five days. the pope gave a final address to the vatican. he thanked church officials for helping him bear what he called the weight of the paper tree. the vatican is worried the alleged scandals reported by italian media might have a negative impact on the cardinals as they enter the conclave to choose the next pope. >> the person who might choose would be assuming, increasingly heavy responsibilities. in some ways -- >> washington's archbishop is leaving tomorrow for the conclave, we expect to hear from him tomorrow afternoon and we'll have that on wusa9 tomorrow. >>> the charter bus carrying a campus ministry group home to
benedict makes one of his final public appearances today. we'll take you there as he says goodbye. >>> i'm andrea mccarren in woodstock, virginia, where a local family anxiously awaits the arrival of their 14-year- old son stuck in a russian orphanage. i'll have their story coming up. >>> i'm meteorologist topper shutt. high temperature only 36 today. wind chill in the teens most of the day. here's your wakeup weather. cold start, teens and 20s at 5:00. it's still 18 to 24 at 7:00. we'll come back and talk about another storm system rolling in >> when pope benedict speaks,millions listen. delivering one of his final addresses today. he greeted 100,000 worshippers asking his followers to keep on praying for him and for the next pope. the pontiff also told the faithful to pray for strength as the lentin period gets underway. >> today we fast, pray, and being tempted, as we begin our lent journey, we join him and ask him to give us strength to fight our weaknesses. >> the pope's resignation takes affect february 28th. he is the first pope to step down voluntarily in some 600 yeerdst. >> the
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